“We do not accept, nor will we ever accept, any type of interference in matters that only we Venezuelans can resolve. By now the United States (US) Government should know that we do not accept blackmail and bribes from any country. Venezuela is not subject to conditions, we are respectful of the pledged word, we respect and defend what was signed with the Unitary Platform,” announced the president of the National Assembly (AN), Jorge Rodríguez.
The statements were offered by Rodríguez on behalf of the AN Board of Directors and the Commission for Dialogue, in order to categorically reject the statements of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who warned that the partial lifting of unilateral coercive measures towards Venezuela is not definitive, since “Washington will take measures if the commitments of the agreements signed in Barbados between the government and the Venezuelan opposition are not met. Failure to comply with the terms of this agreement will lead the United States to reverse the steps that have been taken.”
In his opinion, Rodríguez pointed out that the White House document is unacceptable, it is false and categorically does not correspond to reality: “Obviously Blinken’s statements express an immense ignorance of how the legal system of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela works”.
In that sense, the head of the delegation from the Government, Jorge Rodríguez, highlighted that in Barbados both delegations remained committed to guaranteeing a climate of political tolerance and respect for the country’s sovereignty, the Constitution and the laws “the national Government has been emphatic that the laws, the Constitution of the Republic are to be respected, and that we all wish for peace, for the defense of territorial integrity, especially Guayana Essequiba and the recovery of the state of well-being for all the inhabitants of the country”.
Recently, the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, urged that “the attacks can never be repeated again, and all criminal sanctions against our economy, against the country and against the people must be lifted.”